Recently, research was conducted in Birmingham, Alabama on the Impact of Food Deserts and Food Imbalance on Public Health.
The work, which was sponsored by Main Street Birmingham, found:
-Over 88,000 people live on blocks were mainstream grocers are distant (e.g. food deserts) or where both grocers are distant and unhealthy food is readily available (e.g. food imbalance) – covering over 43 square miles and including 23,000 children, and
-Living in these areas impacts both the length and quality of life.